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"cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano. -- captions by vitac ------ captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's monday, march 13th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." bracing for a blizzard. while millions of people in the northeast gear up for more than a foot of snow, in some places the midwest is digging out. a documentary director raises new questions about the final minutes of michael brown's life with newly released video from the ferguson convenience store near where he was killed. and prove it or drop it. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle call on president trump to prove his claim that president obama wiretapped trump tower. good morning from the studio
57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. while this morning a potentially paralyzing blizzard is taking aim at the northeast, hundreds of flights have already been canceled for tuesday. here's why. a blizzard watch is posted for coastal regions including new york city and long island where up to a foot and a half of snow is possible. part of the storm is moving in from the plains. out who conditions plagued south dakota. in minnesota travel was treacherous. plows had a hard team keeping up with relentless snow. road crews are lined up and ready to go, but it's not just the snow people will have to deal with. the forecast also calls for powerful wind. meteorologist pamela gardner of our boston station wbz is tracking the storm. >> major storm across the
northeast monday and tuesday, but first we have one area of low pressure that we're tracking across the upper plains and the great lakes where we could see several inches of snowfall. that's going to combine with an area of low pressure in the south creating a northeast er creating a kind of blizzard condition as we have multiple warnings, advisories and blizzard watch and conditions expected from new york city all the way to southern new england. hour-by-hour timing? early tuesday morning the snow accumulation starts across maryland, pennsylvania, upstate new york, and then the snow continues to track through new england. and by tuesday evening, the system still is getting going in northern maine. now snowfall rates anywhere from 3 to 4, up to 5 inches per hour across the northeast. that means thundersnow is a likely thing you're going to experience, and the wind is going to be cranking up as the storm progresses to the north and east.
65-plus mile-per-hour gusts right along the coast. that means numerous power outages and damaging winds. here it, everybody. major numbers. 12-plus inches of snow from philly to even new york city. boston, we could see anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of snow. but keep in mind the track of the center of low pressure still a little wobbly, so we'll have more forecast updates as we get closer to the storm. i'm pamela forward never for the cbs news. well, the house intelligence committee wants president trump to produce evidence by today to support his claim that phones at trump tower were tapped. also today the congressional budget office is expected to release its report on the house republican plan to replace obamacare including estimates of how many people will be covered. the trump administration is already dismissing the report. one day after nationwide protests against the health care proposal, house speaker paul ryan defended the republican
plan to repeal and replace obamacare on cbs's "face the nation." >> how many people are going to lose coverage under the? >> i can't answer that question. it's up to the people. >> democrats say they're waiting for the nonpartisan congressional budget office to reveal today the costs on how much the plan will cost and how it will be funded. the plan is also facing opposition from republicans who say it does't go far enough. >> that's obamacare. we don't want that. >> and those who argue it could make things worse. >> i have written today this bill cannot pass the senate and i believe it would have adverse consequences for millions of americans. >> also on sunday speaker ryan said he hasn't seen any proof suggesting former president obama wiretapped trump tower during the 2016 campaign. but answers may come soon. the house intelligence committee has asked the justice department to turn over any evidence today. >> there are one or two possibilities here.
either the president quite deliberately for some reason made up this charge or perhaps more disturbing the president relate believes this. >> the committee's first public hearing on this matter is set for a week from today. president trump has yet to name replacements for the 46 u.s. attorneys he asked to step down friday. the list included high-profiled preet bharara. he refused to turn in his resignation and he was fired. the secret service say the man who jumped the white house fence late friday was carrying two cans of mace and a letter he had written to the president. president trump was in the white house at the time. jonathan tran said he was a friend of the president and had an appointment. a 3-year-old girl who was burned in a fire parentally started by a hoverboard has died over the weekend.
two other girls were critically burned. the fire was ruled an accident. mark hughes says he cannot believe his granddaughter is gone. >> my granddaughter, we can't replace her. the pan -- it's so deep. >> well, a fireman rushing to the fire in his car also died saturday. his car was hit by a 19-year-old driver who ran a stop sign in a stolen car, and police say she was driving under the influence. knew to ferguson, missouri, where michael brown was fatally shot by police back in 2014. well, a new documentary suggests brown didn't rob a convenience store just before he was killed. the store employees say that's not so. hena daniels has more. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. this new documentary told from the perspective of michael brown's family lead to questions that lead up to the unarmed
18-year-old's death. the documentary shows brown traded marijuana for cigarillos and was coming back to get them, not steal them. the film "stranger fruit" is told from the perspective of michael brown's family. his mother joined the cast and crew on the red carpet at the south by southwest festival in austin yesterday. >> i was surprised to hear that two years later there was a video. >> the filmmaker claims newly uncovered footage proves brown did not steal from the convenience store he was accused of robbing before his fatal encounter with officer darren wilson. >> it was a misunderstanding. the video shows brown handing a bag. the 18-year-old walks toward the door and hands the bag back to the clerk before leaving. the director spoke with "cbs this morning."
he says brown traded a bag of marijuana for the items. >> he didn't take anything from the store and for the store to claim he took something and was asked for it back, why on earth would the clerk give him something, put it in a bag, and then realize, oh, by the way, give me that bag back. >> a lawyer for the convenience store says it doesn't pay for the facts. >> it's kind of a silly theory. >> he claims pollock removed part of the video showing the clerks demanding he pay for the cigarillos. michael brown's parents have filed lawsuit against the city of ferguson, the city's former police chief and officer wilson. the civil trial is slated for 2018. anne-marie? >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you so much, hena. well, ahead on "cbs morning news more on the documentary of the michael brown shooting. and the california police department is investigating an
incident involving one of its own officers. friday afternoon police chased a man who had been acting strange at a gas station. the suspect gave up but appeared to struggle when the officer tried to cuff him. the officer hit him with his fist and then a flashlight. the use of force continued after another officer arrived. a large one-story commercial building went up in flames in the fashion district of los angeles last night. no one was injured and it's unclear what caused the fire. nearly 200 firefighters were on the scene. march madness is about to break out. we now know the 68 teams in the men's ncaa basketball tournament. >> out of the west, there they are. the northwestern wildcats. >> one of those teams is northwestern university, which has good reason to cheer. a longtime loser in the big ten, making its first appearance in the tournament.
the wildcats will play vanderbilt in the first round. depending national champion villanova is overall number one seed. gonzaga, kansas, and north carolina are the other top seeds. the action begins tomorrow with the opening round games. cbs coverage begins thursday afternoon with notre dame taking on princeton. well, coming up on the "morning news," michelle obama's star pupil. the former first lady give as beg endorsement to a college-bound student. and sunday liquor sales. a minneapolis store jumps the gun and faces fines. this is the "cbs morning news." minneapolis store dumps the gun and face as fine. this is the "cbs morning news." , my doctor prescribed opioids which helped with the chronic pain, but backed me up big-time. tried prunes, laxatives, still constipated... had to talk to my doctor.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. arousing reception yesterday for jill and joe biden at south by southwest in austin, texas. the former vice president is rallying support for his campaign to end cancer. >> cancer never gives up, it never surrenders, and that's why we must use every discipline cancer does.
>> biden wants researchers from many scientific areas to join the cancer fight. on the "cbs moneywatch" starbucks has a bright surprise for spring. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. the federal reserve is expected to raise interest rates wednesday, the first of three expected rate hike this year. it follows another strong jobs report for february. overseas a bill in the british parliament preparing for brexit from the eu could pass as early as this week. on wall street for the week, the dow lost 98 points, the s&p was down 10, the nasdaq finished the week 8 points lower. the king of the box office this past weekend was king kong. "kong: skull island" drew in an estimated $61 million on the first weekend in theaters. the lastest wolverine installment "logan" came in second followed by the horror
flick "get out." and for the first time starbucks is celebrating the arrival of spring with spring cups. each coffee size gets its own pastel color. they'll be available march 16th. spring officially begins march 20th. so close and so far shoo yeah. anne-marie. >> yeah. it would be nice if mother nature would catch up with the cups, maybe, hmm? >> no, she did not. come, paws for jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks so much, jill. still to come, paws for concern. we'll show you some breeds of dogs that are in danger of becoming extinct. especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital
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well, miami is coming back to america with the top prize from a prestigious british competition. the cocker spaniel won the crux dog show yesterday in birmingham. nearly 22,000 dogs from 56 countries were entered. well, britain's kennel shows says future kennel shows could look very different. they could be the last of their breed. teri okita reports. >> reporter: at the annual crux dog show they put on a big spectacle for more than 160,000 visitors, plus a tv audience in the millions, but this year the uk's kennel club says some of the country's most iconic breeds are in danger of becoming extinct, dogs like this bloodhound names walnut. >> gentle and calm. >> reporter: blood hounhound owo
franks chalks it up to a british lifestyle. >> you don't have the house to fit or yard to fit. it's very difficult. >> modern-day living really. >> reporter: the kennel club lists 30 breeds as cultural neverable including the skye terrier, including the queen's favorite the corgi. it says the problem goes beyond lifestyle. >> people are very much influenced by what they see. more and more often they're seeing celebrities with particular breeds of dogs. >> who's a handsome man? say i am. >> reporter: french bulldogs are if high demand, so are pugs, dachshunds and chihuahuas. as their numbers grow owners of once popular british breeds like this king charles spaniel say it will now be their pet project to save some of man's best friends. teri okita, cbs news, birmingham, england.
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our top stories this morning, a major snowstorm is expected to hit the northeast beginning late tonight. a blizzard watch is posted from new york city, long island, and parts of connecticut where up to a foot and a half of snow is possible. and part of the storm is moving from the plains. snowfall rates could be 5 inches an hour accompanied by 65-mile-per-hour wind gusts. hundreds of flights have already been canceled. and today the nonpartisan congressional budget office is expected to release its analysis of the plan to replace obamacare. republicans are already dismissing the report, which is expected to conclude. more americans will be uninsured. some conservative lawmakers say the house plan doesn't go far enough to get rid of the affordable care act.
85 cities across the u.s. held "meet a muslim" event this weekend. a little more than 1% of the u.s. population is muslim and many americans have never met a person of the muslim faith. tony dokoupil explains it's better late than ever. >> reporter: it's been a bruising time in american politics and you might expect american muslims to feel bruised more than most. >> there's no better time to be a muslim in america than right now. although there's a lot of islamophobia happening out there, there's also a lot of is llama curiosity. >> reporter: but on saturday muslims across the country tried to fight fear of islam with friendly conversation and facts. >> as a muslim in america what do you find is the most common question or misperception that people have? >> probably the most common one is that jihad is a violent war against the -- there's nothing that allows islamic radicalism.
>> reporter: that exchange and hundreds like it were part of the first national "meet a muslim" day. this spokesperson met people in new york's times square. >> get out there, be out of our comfort zone, and have our neighbors meet us so we can let them know that islam is a peaceful religion, muslims are loyal to this country, this is our country of residence, and we're here to progress together. >> reporter: almost two-thirds of americans don't know a muslim in their everyday lives according to pew research. >> people tell us islam is cancer and it needs to be eradicated. >> reporter: according to the fbi anti-muslim campaigns have surged 67%. this man hopes this weekend of conversation will help bring the numbers down. >> it's all a lack of knowledge. >> reporter: many were grateful for the chance to learn something new. >> you're a very good man. >> reporter: tony dokoupil, cbs
news, new york. >> good idea. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the series "pushing the limits" shows an unconventional approach to boosting morale at the office, water survival classes. plus actress julia anderson tells us about her new book for women described as a manual for change. and rapper and producer ice cube joins us in the studio. and we're welcoming back charlie rose who's learning a month after heart valve replacement surgery. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
warm temperatures. let's say hi to rocky. >> good morning. >> yesterday was king's birthday? >> yeah, he does look older. >> but does he look wiser. >> he had dinner and ate. went to a restaurant in san francisco. it was abeautiful weekend and birthday. . >> very nice. well, happybelated birthday. >> we'll have a celebration later for you. yesterday for the first time this year we hit 80 degrees that was in sonoma. today a repeatperformance. right now verymild out the door 45 santa rosa, san francisco son-in-law and in oakland it is in the 40s. latertoday numbers nearly 70 in san francisco, wow. 77 in san jose, nearly 80 in santa rosa. weou